Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, Netflix is dropping the film Fatherhood starring Kevin Hart.
The film was originally set to be released theatrically via Columbia Pictures, but after its release date kept changing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Netflix acquired the film from Sony Pictures Releasing.
Based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin, the film also stars Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Frankie R. Faison, Anthony Carrigan, Paul Reiser, Melody Hurd and Deborah Ayorinde.
Here’s the logline: In this heartwarming, funny and emotional true story, Kevin Hart stars as a widower taking on one of the toughest jobs in the world: fatherhood. Though the film seemingly has a lot of light moments, this is Hart’s first major foray in to more dramatic material. This trajectory will continue with Netflix’s True Story, the limited drama series he’s set to star in with Wesley Snipes at Netflix.
The film is a part of Netflix’s summer lineup. It was directed by Paul Weitz and written by Weitz and Dana Stevens.
Check out the interviews with Weitz, Hart, Howery, Wise, Carrigan and Reiser below with Shadow and Act correspondent Jessica Otse Ideawor:
Trey Mangum contributed to this report.